Gene Expression

Politics Quiz

Below the fold are the results from a politics quiz I took. Nothing surprising, but just a testament that Seed is politically latitudinarian….

You are a

Social Liberal
(71% permissive)

and an…

Economic Conservative
(68% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test


  1. #1 Don Wilde
    February 21, 2006

    Welcome to the club! I often wonder how many ‘self-actualizing’ people out there are simply asking for the same kind of old-fashioned self-responsibility from everyone else that they demand for themselves.

    Libertarians (large or small ‘L’) are often just as deeply concerned with the welfare of others as they are with their own. More and more people are discovering that there are more ways to solve things than government-centric pundits tend to admit, and most of them leave people with a whole lot more self-respect.

  2. #2 razib
    February 21, 2006

    well, as i’ve said to ppl before, i do have a political orientation (vector), but its magnitude is minimal. unlike most ppl i don’t get worked up over politics much 🙂 but, ppl should know where i’m coming from!

  3. #3 kevin
    February 21, 2006

    why does this result make Seed latitudinarian, R? besides just the obvious objection that one data point does not a broad conclusion make, I’ve seen SB in aggregate as being way liberal.

  4. #4 razib
    February 21, 2006

    kevin, i was joking 🙂 i’m not drawing big conclusions.

  5. #5 Matt McIntosh
    February 21, 2006

    I’m just a hair to the east and waaay to the north of you.

  6. #6 Dan Dare
    February 22, 2006

    I’m a social moderate 56% permissive.
    Economic conservative 75% permissive.
    Best described as a capitalist.
    It figures.

  7. #7 ligedog
    February 22, 2006

    What I want to know is what the high payed athelete question represents. By the way 13% Economic 76% social = Socialist. Hey I don’t like big business but how about Anarcho-Syndicalist?

  8. #8 razib
    February 22, 2006

    ligedog their set of ?’s had limitations…i tend to support the ‘free market’ more than corporatism per se. my own view has started to verge to the idea that corporations are simply quasi-gov.

  9. #9 Matt McIntosh
    February 22, 2006

    “my own view has started to verge to the idea that corporations are simply quasi-gov.”

    Yeah, they’re miniature planned economies. The only difference is 1) they can’t keep their employees from quitting and 2) they have to compete with other planned economies.

  10. #10 razib
    February 22, 2006

    matt, true, but group selection is weak compared to individual selection 🙂 being a bit older than you i’ve had friends who have worked for personal stints working for gov., corp. and small & medium sized businesses, and the last is in a different category in terms of how hard you have to really work toward economic productivity. of course, it depends on the corporation and size….

  11. #11 James
    February 22, 2006

    There is a big difference between planning a market and planning for a market. One produces for a market by receiving inputs from the market and externalizing some decision making to the market. The other does not. Wal-Mart does not make it’s own microwaves, much less mine the minerals necessary to make them and educate the engineers necessary to design them.

    In a stateless world, people using heavy encryption would anonymously own shares of trusts, which would amount to much the same thing as a corporation.

  12. #12 ziel
    February 22, 2006

    I thought the question about homelessness and natural selection was weird. I answered “Disagree” because homelessness is just so rare that even if it were 100% genetic it still wouldn’t be “explained” by natural selection – like saying that dwarfism is explained by natural selection.

  13. #13 razib
    February 22, 2006

    the questions were random, but you come out where you’d expect.

  14. #14 Dave Munger
    February 24, 2006

    I’m a liberal-leaning centrist. Normally on this sort of thing I come out a little more socially permissive and a little more economically permissive, an exact economic moderate and a social libertarian.

New comments have been disabled.